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  • Size matters in battle against extinction, scientists find

    Size matters in battle against extinction, scientists find

    Researchers have found the Goldilocks zone for animals lies in being mid-sized, with apex predators over-hunted and small vertebrates like pollinators threatened by habitat changes because they cannot move far from home.

  • Cleanliness is next to holiness

    Cleanliness is next to holiness

    Contamination from weeds in rice seed used for sowing can occur from field to field, farm to farm and from one region or country to another. Contaminated rice seed results in the international spread of weeds, can have devastating financial implications for smallholder farmers and depreciates local and global food security.

  • How urban seasnakes lost their stripes

    
How urban seasnakes lost their stripes

    WATCH: Seasnakes are turning black because of pollution, a study in New Caledonia has shown, while the snakes in pristine waters retain their stripes. Corresponding author Prof Rick Shine explains the phenomenon in a video.

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